Omron Blood pressure Monitor BP760
ComFit Arm Cuff
Large Digital LCD Display
Omron Healthcare, Inc., is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors for home use. Omron's clinically proven accurate digital blood pressure monitors are the #1 brand of blood pressure monitors recommended by pharmacists in the U.S. Omron digital blood pressure monitors use the oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement. This means the monitor detects your bloodâs movement through your brachial artery and converts the movements into a digital reading. An oscillometric monitor does not need a stethoscope so the monitor is simple to use.
Systolic Blood Pressure - display of the blood pressure when the heart contracts during a beat.
Diastolic Blood Pressure - display of the blood pressure when the heart relaxes between beats.
Pulse Display - displays the number of beats per minute of the heart.
Movement Error Symbol - displayed if you move your body during the measurement.
Irregular Heartbeat Symbol - if the monitor detects an irregular heartbeat rhythm two or more times during the measurement, the Irregular Heartbeat Symbol will appear.
Heartbeat Symbol - flashes on display during measurement at every heartbeat.
Average Value Symbol - most recent reading displayed when you press the memory button.
Memory Symbol - displays when Memory Function is selected.
Deflation Symbol - displays during the cuff deflation period.
Low Battery Indicator - indicates when it is time to replace the batteries.
Date, Time Display - once the unit is programmed with current date and time, the information is displayed.
How It Works
The Omron HEM 711DLX Blood Pressure Monitor inflates the arm cuff automatically to the proper inflation level while monitoring the heart rate. Once fully inflated, the unit slowly deflates the cuff until it first determines the Systolic pressure, then deflates further to determine the Diastolic pressure and then deflates completely and displays the results. The ComFit cuff automatically adjusts for arm sizes of 9'' to 17".
Step One - set the Date and Time, according to the instructions.
Step Two - place cuff directly on bare skin of upper left arm, with cuff edge 1/2" above elbow. Align cuff so the blue stripe on the cuff is centered on the inside of your arm with the tubing pointing down toward your hand. Close cuff snugly.
Step Three - turn unit on and take measurement by pressing the start/stop button. The cuff will tighten and inflate automatically. Hold still until cuff deflates and the results are displayed.
Omron HEM 711DLX automatic blood pressure monitor with IntelliSenseâ¢ has advanced technology for Optimum Inflation Level Setting (OILS). It inflates the cuff to the ideal level with each use and Electronic Deflation Control (EDC) deflates the cuff at the optimal speed to allow shorter times between measurements. This provides for maximum comfort and accuracy in operation.
Hypertension is defined as Systolic Blood Pressure exceeding 135 mmHg and/or Diastolic Blood Pressure Exceeding 85 mmHg. These values are the recommendations of the American Heart Association. If Hypertension is detected, the Heartbeat symbol will flash on the display along with your blood pressure readings and pulse rate.
An irregular heartbeat rhythm is defined as a rhythm that varies by less than 25% from the average rhythm or 25% more than the average rhythm detected while the monitor is measuring the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. If the monitor detects an irregular heartbeat rhythm two or more times during the measurement, the Irregular Heartbeat Symbol will appear.
Validated for Accuracy
The most important feature of Omron blood pressure monitors is that they consistently provide accurate results. This is why every Omron blood pressure model has been tested, evaluated and proven to meet the rigorous safety and accuracy standards set by independent organizations.
Validation Standards & Testing for Home Blood Pressure Monitors
OmronÂ® home blood pressure monitors are tested according to the protocols of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments (AAMI), European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and British Hypertension Society (BHS), and meet the criteria of these protocols.
The Model HEM 711DLX has been Clinically Validated to meet the criteria and protocols of the AAMI and ESH organizations.
The Hazards of High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) increases the workload of your heart and arteries in order to maintain the body's necessary blood flow. Your heart has to pump harder and your arteries have to carry blood that is under greater pressure when you have high blood pressure. Sustained high blood pressure results in your heart and arteries not working as well as they could. Serious health problems, such as stroke, congestive heart failure and heart attack, could also develop as a result of high blood pressure. The risk of having such health problems is greatly increased if, in addition to being hypertensive, you are obese and or sedentary, you smoke or if you have high cholesterol or diabetes. High blood pressure affects more than just your heart and arteries. Other body organs including the eyes, brain and kidneys can also be affected by high blood pressure. It is important to know that some over the counter medications, primarily cold and flu products that contain a decongestant can raise your blood pressure. Decongestants have also been known to interfere with the efficacy of blood pressure medications. Always check with your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What Is Blood Pressure?
A. In the most basic sense, blood pressure is a way of measuring how much force is being exerted on the walls of your blood vessels (artery) as blood flows through them. Systolic is the pressure exerted as your heart contracts or beats. This is measured as your heart sends a surge of blood through the vessels. A reading of less than120 mm Hg is considered normal. Diastolic is the pressure exerted when your heart relaxes in between heartbeats in the arteries. A reading of less than 80 mm Hg is considered normal.